Asian countries that supply goods to the West make little progress in ending child labour

Author: The Guardian, South China Morning Post, Published on: 15 June 2019

"Asian countries supplying the West with goods make slowest progress in ending child labour", 14 June 2019

Progress towards ending child labour has stalled in the countries most likely to be supplying goods to the west, a study has found.

...China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia have made little progress in tackling child labour.

...Agriculture, manufacturing, apparel, construction, mining and hospitality all pose high levels of risk in both India and China, according to the study. Researchers also raised concern over the trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children.

...The UN aims to end child labour of all forms by 2025 and has introduced measures such as cash transfer schemes for children who have to work due to their families falling on hard times.

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